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  • How we can revive the shrinking Indus delta

    THE ecosystem of the Indus delta is under threat owing to a drastic fall in river flows below the Kotri barrage...

    This hydrological, geomorphological and environmental degradation of the delta poses a risk to the livelihood of people living alongside it...

  • Delta Air Lines investigates Pakistani American couple's profiling claim

    CINCINNATI: Delta Air Lines says it's investigating an Ohio Muslim couple's claim that they were removed from a return flight from Europe after an airline employee singled them out because of their appearance...

    A statement from Delta also says the company will issue a full refund of the couple's airfare for the July 26 flight from Paris to Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport...

  • Peak flood beneficial to riverine area, Indus delta

    HYDERABAD: The peak flood passing through the Guddu barrage at the moment is beneficial to the riverine area and Indus delta ecology...

    Indus delta — a Ramsar site and said to be fifth or sixth largest in the world — whose ecology also hinges mainly on sustainable water flows downstream Kotri barrage would also get benefit of current water flows...

  • As water disappears, parched Sindh delta farmers march north

    KARACHI: As shopkeeper Ali Akbar went to open his store last week along the main street of Thatta, he found himself wading through a sea of people who had blocked the road, causing an enormous traffic jam...

    ” Over a week, the people had walked 140 km from the Indus delta region, desperate to find an answer to worsening water shortages and land losses to erosion in their home villages...

  • Death & the delta

    But a few weeks back, a true long march took place when a group of desperate and poverty-stricken farmers — numbering a few dozens — walked from Kharo Chan on the Indus Delta all the way to Thatta city...

    These are the children of the dying Indus Delta, trying and failing to draw our attention away from the constant political wrangling to the disaster that has been unfolding for decades now, a disaster that has turned these once happy...

  • Death & the delta

    But a few weeks back, a true long march took place when a group of desperate and poverty-stricken farmers — numbering a few dozens — walked from Kharo Chan on the Indus Delta all the way to Thatta city...

    These are the children of the dying Indus Delta, trying and failing to draw our attention away from the constant political wrangling to the disaster that has been unfolding for decades now, a disaster that has turned these once happy...

  • Delta fined $50,000 for discriminating against Muslim passengers

    Delta Air Lines was on Friday fined $50,000 by the US Department of Transportation to settle allegations it discriminated against three Muslim passengers who were ordered off their planes...

    In its consent order, the department said it found Delta “engaged in discriminatory conduct” and violated anti-discrimination laws when it removed the three passengers...

  • Pakistan National Shipping Corporation inducts two tankers

    KARACHI: Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) is inducting two Aframax-category tankers and will soon be commencing a coastal ferry service between Karachi and Port Qasim, and Karachi and Gwadar...

    They met in the wake of the signing ceremony held for the renewal of the evergreen memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the DGDP and Pakistan National Shipping Corporation...

  • Global shipping fleet braces for chaos of $60bn fuel shock

    So far, neither the refining industry nor shipping is doing anywhere near enough for owners to achieve compliance in 2020, according Iain Mowat, a senior analyst at Wood Mackenzie...

    “The compliant technical options are still very immature, and it is hard for us to see them as a real compliance option for our fleet,” said Aslak Ross, head of marine standards at Maersk Line, the world’s biggest container shipping company...

  • Govt pledges to improve shipping industry

    KARACHI: Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Senator Kamran Michael on Wednesday said that the government was aware of the issues confronting shipping, logistics and supply chain industry and would ensure that all the stakeholders work in tandem...

    He further informed that a European Union delegation is visiting Karachi Fisheries on Thursday to clear five more companies for exports...

  • Shipping mergers hurting competition in small states: UN

    GENEVA: Shipping mergers are leaving an increasing number of countries serviced by too few suppliers to ensure a competitive market, the UN trade and economic think tank UNCTAD said on Wednesday...

    7 companies offering regular container shipping services to each country, a number that has declined steadily from 22...

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